Examples of How Supplier Quality Management System Implementations Pay Off


We conclude our series on supplier quality management (SQM) today with a look at some case studies and examples of benefits derived from the application of a supplier quality management system. Examples and Case Studies from the Implementation of a Supplier Quality Management System.

Procurement and Suppliers on the Same Page: How to Craft an Effective Terms & Conditions Sales Document


For example, something along the lines of: By accessing and using this website, you accept and agree to be bound by the terms and provision of this agreement. For example, in a very rare situation, someone might have an epileptic seizure brought about by viewing a certain video on your site. Editor's Note: Today's blog is the second part of Chuck Intrieri's series on how procurement and suppliers can avoid issues with their contracts.

5 Things to Know About U.S.-Mexico Logistics

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For example, a U.S. At a minimum, companies will need to be familiar with these most common documents: Bill of Lading (BOL) – A bill of lading is an essential document for any freight shipment. In Mexico, the basic Mexican import document is the pedimento de importacion.

Electronic Data Interchange or EDI in Transportation: Breaking Down What it is and How It Works


According to Wikipedia and EDI Basics , Electronic Data Interchange (EDI) is the computer-to-computer exchange of business documents in a standard electronic format between business partners. Having people involved slows down the processing of the documents and also introduces errors.

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Blockchain Technology is Set to Transform the Supply Chain

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Bitcoin as an Example of Blockchain. The brief description of blockchain above may seem a bit abstract, so let’s look closer at the real-life example of Bitcoin. However, it also happens to be the most well-known example. It is also just one particular example.

Does Your Supply Chain Need Blockchain?


Blockchain could streamline the management of paperwork and documentation which would lower freight spend for ocean carriers by up to 20%. For example, companies that suffer significant losses due to an outbreak of foodborne illness (think E.

This Week in Logistics News (January 14-18, 2019)

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According to the press release: In the pilot program, Elemica and crossinx, a network for financial business collaboration solution, exist as nodes on a public blockchain, connecting structured data with unstructured data, such as documents, to enable multi-tier payment.

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Healthcare logistics in Galicia

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Surprisingly, the most important logistic resource is documentation, digital documentation is the most important resource that they have to manage. Blood, organs, vaccines, antibiotics, anticoagulants, paracetamol, ibuprofen, and thousands of different medicines… An example.

How to Successfully Implement a Transportation Management System

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The cost saving and service improvement benefits of a transportation management system (TMS) are well documented. Geoff says you still have to do the requirements document and set priorities, but it’s important to get the right people involved. In regards to the requirements document, Geoff says it’s important to include the expected future-state process flows on paper so the vendors understand the scripted workflow demonstration objectives.

Understanding Freight Forwarders and NVOCCs


Shipping documentation. Issues their own bill of lading and other shipping documents which is generally based on standardized documentation created by FIATA. Activity. NVOCC. Freight Forwarders. Non Vessel Owning Common Carrier. Shipper/Carrier. Acts as agent to/for the shippers.

Impact of IoT on Supply Chains

Triskele Logistics

A common example of IoT is smartphones. An example of supply chain assets that are being tracked are containers. Another example is the use of mobile devices to track and assist truck drivers in their daily operations. Impact of IoT on Supply Chains.

Import Compliance Basics: 5 Things You Need to Know

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Follow a shipment using documentation through the process of importation for air and ocean shipments—from loading to delivery—on your most common shipments. For example, you may pick up on some common typos that make their way into the system (i.e.,

How Emerging Technologies Will Transform the Way We Do Business

Talking Logistics

There are a lot of opportunities in the global trade realm because of all the data, documents, financial transactions, and trading partners involved. An export license, for example, can be an asset, so is a container […] Ultimately, if all parties are winning and gaining value using a blockchain app, then those apps will survive and grow.”.

A Recommended Approach to Warehouse Layout and Operational Design

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It’s also important to document any constraints that will impact your plans to meet those objectives. For example, your company’s objective might be to achieve maximum operational productivity, to improve customer service, or perhaps to minimise capital expenditure.

What is a 3PL & How Can They Benefit Your Business?

CH Robinson Logistics

Key examples of 3PL: The major functions. Key examples of 3PL: The major functions | Transportfolio. Such issues include documentation, customs, duties, and differing shipping regulations. What is a 3PL & How Can They Benefit Your Business? Transportfolio.

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Wearable technology in logistics!!

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For example , it can take a photo of current situation and can transfer in database in real time, so that it can be helpful to have document ready for suppliers to show them what is lacking. We all know about wearable technology, but let us how it is helpful in logistics!

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How An ERP System Can Increase Your Supply Chain Productivity


For example, do you have: Full data visibility across your business? For example, modern ERP systems increase on-time deliveries by 21% through automation, according to research by the Aberdeen Group.

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5 More Common Sense, Yet Often Forgotten Basics for Less Than Truckload Shipping


For example, if the receiving department handles the paperwork or incoming shipment incorrectly, the claims department will be unable to collect reimbursement for the damaged shipment. A carrier isn’t going to remove charges because of a holiday for example. #3: Document.

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Digitizing the Global Supply Chain: Three Ways to Create Value

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Considering we have had spreadsheets, PDF documents, and other electronic representations of the supply chain for years, what makes a “digitized” supply chain different? Ty explains that these and other electronic documents, together with many paper-based forms, are static data sets that generally cannot be automatically understood and used by digital supply chain applications. Ty cites an example of an alert that a container ship is two hours from port.

LTL to Intermodal Shipping: How to Find and Eliminate Freight Spend Black Swans


More importantly, shippers that do use a combined approach should follow a few best practices to optimize the use of LTL and intermodal: Make sure documentation is completed correctly. Correct documentation reduces delays and helps reduce accessorial charges.

SWI Is Coming to Canada, Are You Ready?

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Can you can you give an example of data that wasn’t previously required? Anita: A recent example involves microwave ovens. Some of the information, for example if the client has a blanket import permit or license, can be held on file and submitted over multiple shipments.

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Ethics in Procurement – Simple, but Not Always Easy

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For example, how would you deal with the following situations in procurement? Read on for more about these examples in the text that follows. Stolen and black-market supplies are further examples. These documents can vary in length.

Maersk and IBM Unveil First Industry-Wide Cross-Border Supply Chain Solution on Blockchain


For example, goods from Schneider Electric were transported on a Maersk Line container vessel from the Port of Rotterdam to the Port of Newark in a pilot with the Customs Administration of the Netherlands under an EU research project. They need a faster, security rich and more efficient way to handle the documentation processes needed to move goods across international borders. They can also see the status of customs documents, or view bills of lading and other data.

Streamlining the Aerospace Supply Chain…One Link at a Time

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Large companies like Airbus and Boeing, for example, rely heavily on small and medium OEMs and MROs, not all of which have the in-house customs expertise needed to be able to navigate the complexities of the import/export environment.

This Week in Logistics News (August 13-17, 2018)

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Blockchain might not be able to solve, cure, or save everything as the hype suggests, but there are certainly applications where the business case makes more sense, such as global trade because of the many different parties, documents, regulations, and financial transactions involved.

Logistics with Freight Forwarders

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In this order, this type of industry allows to assist in the preparation of the shipment, suggested prices on the costs of the air or port charges, consular fees, costs of special documentation and insurance, among other variables.

9 Key Topics to Understand to Frame A Shipper’s Mind for Effective KPI Management with a 3PL


It can take months to negotiate a complex SLA/KPI document, as you go back and forth with your logistics provider so the document becomes a “win-win” for both parties. After the SLA/KPI is an approved document by both the customer and logistics provider, this document and its contents need to be reviewed monthly to begin with, and quarterly thereafter. For example: Inventory Record Accuracy has to be 98-100% accurate daily.

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Understanding Freight Forwarders and NVOCCs


Shipping documentation. Issues their own bill of lading and other shipping documents which is generally based on standardized documentation created by FIATA. Activity. NVOCC. Freight Forwarders. Non Vessel Owning Common Carrier. Shipper/Carrier. Acts as agent to/for the shippers.

Three factors that have made Singapore a global logistics hub

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For example, one of the airport’s cold-chain centers was the first in the world to be awarded the IATA CEIV Pharma Certification for handling pharmaceutical cargo. Today, permits could be approved electronically using one e-document, within minutes.

Is Machine Learning Going to Revolutionize S&OP?

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For example, you probably heard about how a machine learning algorithm allowed the machine to beat the best humans in Go or in Poker in the past year. What are concrete examples of machine learning intervention in S&OP? Take IBM’s Watson for example.

Spotlight on: 7 Key Warehouse Processes

Logistics Bureau

For example, two competitors with the same products will often have different ways of doing things. For ‘accuracy intensive’ warehouses, accuracy can be enhanced by a statistical example of QA checks, normally around 10 to 20% of orders. Consignments must always be system-traceable to documents and/or invoice numbers for future traceability. All returns must be traceable, to their order, document and invoice.

Innovation and smart technology: Why BMW is driving both

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We also had a proof of technology for high-voltage batteries, where we had to give an example of how to move them around corners,” added Maidl. “We The ConnectedDrive function is then activated, which means the vehicle can no longer be tracked, and its status data no longer documented.

8 Common Warehousing Mistakes and How to Avoid Them

Logistics Bureau

While you might think your small logistics or warehousing operation is better off keeping things simple, paperwork actually has the opposite effect: bogging down your processes and leaving you liable to delays resulting from lost or misplaced documents. There are plenty of simple, yet effective workflow software applications to be had, all of which will serve you better today than a trail of paper documents. For example, let’s briefly revisit mistake #6….

How to choose right option in Ocean Freight or Sea freight

Jayem Logistics

One more example is when you buy a product on Amazon, if you select standard shipping you get basic rate. International shipping has only two options: Air freight or ocean freight. Air freight is moving goods through airplanes from A to B at basic level.

Technologies Reshaping The Global Digital Supply Chain


By receiving hands-free, digital information, warehouse workers can eliminate the need for RFID/laser barcode scanners and paper documents to be more productive. That is an example of augmented reality.